Friday, May 30, 2008

Putting Profit above Principle

It has been announced that Tony Blair wants to ’devote his life to faith’. By ‘faith’ I suppose we are to understand ‘interfaith dialogue’, so as to try and ensure that we all live together in harmony.

This is a noble ambition indeed; unfortunately, however, there is one stumbling block: The nature of Islam!

For ‘interfaith dialogue’ to be meaningful, there has to be a readiness by all parties, in this case especially Jews, Christians, and Muslims, to compromise, for without compromise, interfaith dialogue becomes a meaningless exercise.

In Islam we find an implacable faith, an unyielding belief system founded on totally different principles than both Judaism and Christianity.

Christianity is based on love: The love of God, the love for God, the love of humanity. Islam, by contrast, is not a religion based on love; rather, it is based on total submission to Allah, and where there is no total submission to Him, we find the sword used to rein in the people. Indeed, Muhammad himself announced the sword to be an instrument of faith. Who, then, are we to argue with Muhammad’s declaration? How can we put a positive spin on that?

It is interesting to note that there is a maxim used by Muslims which states the following: ‘To convince stubborn unbelievers, there is no argument like the sword.’ [Source: Washington Irving: Mohammed]

For this reason, if for no other, it is difficult to see what Tony Blair hopes to achieve with his devotion to interfaith dialogue. How does he hope to change the nature of the faith of Islam? It is impossible to change nature. Indeed, can we change the nature of anything? And if this is so, then what hope have we of changing the nature of Islam, especially after more than fourteen hundred years?

The only man who could have changed its nature was the Prophet Muhammad himself. But as he is no longer around to make any changes, it is not going to be possible for mere mortals to change anything in that religion. You see, Islam is not a religion like Christianity anyway. Christianity has evolved, and has undergone a reformation. This reformation was made possible partly because Christianity, being based on the Bible, especially the New Testament, is to all but fundamentalist Christians considered to be a book that is inspired by God. The words contained therein are not generally considered to be God’s actual words.

In this respect, Islam is very different. Islam, as we all know, is based on the Qur’an, and that book is not considered be inspired by Allah; rather, Muslims consider the book to comprise the actual words of Allah as dictated to Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel in the form of a recitation. In fact, the very meaning of ‘Al Qur’an’ is ‘The Recitation’.

The result of this difference between the holy books has led to two quite different civilizations and cultures. Muslims are very defensive of Islamic culture and civilization in a way that Westerners are not defensive of theirs.

Take our leaders. They are reluctant to face up to the fact that we have a huge problem on our hands with Islam in general, and with the rapid growth of Islam in the West in particular. In this reluctance, they are doing us no favours. On the contrary, they are remiss in their duties as guardians of our way of life, as guardians of our Judeo-Christian civilization.

What, for example, are our leaders doing to protect our values and our way of life? Interfaithing will offer no protection; actually, on the contrary, it will probably lead to compromise – the compromise of Westerners. To me it seems like a cop out. It is a smokescreen to enable the top echelons to put profit above principle.

The jihad which is being waged against the West threatens us all. It is not something we can afford to ignore; yet people are ignoring it, largely in the hope that it will go away. It won’t. If anything, it will get worse.

The jihad has many guises. One of the latest is the economic jihad being waged against capitalism. Only this morning, it was reported that there have been calls for Ireland to introduce Shari’ah-compliant finance as a matter of urgency. As a matter of urgency, no less! Why? So that Muslims living and working in Ireland can live their lives according to their faith, without feeling conflicted by the terms and conditions of living in the ‘evil’ capitalist system.

One can but ask oneself one question here: If living under capitalism is so onerous for these Muslims, then why did they come here to live in the first place?

The leaders of finance houses who are working so hard to introduce Shari’ah-compliant financial services and products seem to be oblivious to the fact that Islamic economics is competing in every respect with capitalism. Isn’t it true to say that the interest rate is the keystone of a capitalist economy? Take that keystone away and the whole system will start to fall apart.

In Islam, riba is frowned upon. But let’s get one thing straight: Riba is generally translated as usury, not as the interest rate per se. There is a world of difference between usury, which is the charging of extortionate rates of interest for loans, and the general interest rate which is not to be equated with such extortion. Yet nobody seems to be making any difference between them. The financiers appear to have been hoodwinked into believing that the interest rate is itself frowned upon in Islamic economics. It must be said that one’s definitions in this matter depend on the Islamic scholars one reads: Some scholars frown upon the interest rate altogether, calling it all usury, whilst others take a more liberal approach and make a distinction between a reasonable rate of interest and an extortionate rate.

Whichever is the case, the fact remains that Islamic economics is not compatible with the long-term interests of a capitalist economy. One can but worry about the tentacles of Islam tightening their grip on Western economies. Lest we forget, the old adage, He who pays the piper calls the tune comes to mind. We need not wait to learn that this is indeed true. We can discern the verity of the adage already when we look around us. Take the power of the petrodollar as a case in point. Its power is profound, and it can be felt around the globe.

It is one reason why our leaders and business people are reluctant to speak out. They are overcome by greed and fear: They are greedy to earn back the petrodollars, and they are fearful that if they speak out they will incur the wrath of the Muslims living in the West, and cut off our oil supplies into the bargain.

You see, they do not have the stomach for any form of confrontation. The sad reality is, however, that the West will not survive this onslaught without a confrontation of some kind or other. It’s just not possible. Muslims are too determined to replace our Judeo-Christian civilization with an Islamic one, too determined to replace capitalism with an Islamic economic system.

But by confrontation, I do not necessarily think that we need to go to war (though that cannot, of course, be ruled out in the long-run). But we do need to protect our own values and our own way of life. Alas, this is not happening. Our leaders are giving in at every turn. Appeasement of Muslims both at home and abroad is the norm of the day. It will do nothing for the West except accelarate the demise of our civilization, and accelerate the demise of capitalism, too.

Can’t the people in power see what they are doing? Are bankers and financiers so greedy that they are willing to bring down the West for their own short-term gain? Do they not realize that they are playing with fire? Do they really believe that capitalism and Islamic economics can co-exist? Can they really be that ignorant?

Personally, I think they are not; rather, I think these people are out to get all they can before the house of cards is brought down. Remember the fall of communism? Capitalism will fall equally easily if we do not pay more attention. It’s hard to believe, I know. But the introduction of Shari’ah-compliant finance and other Shari’ah-compliant products is just the start. It is the introduction of Shari’ah law by the back the door. Today it’s banking; tomorrow it will be Shari’ah enshrined in the laws of the land, enshrined in the constitutions of Western countries. How foolish our leaders, bankers and financiers are!

Before 9/11, it would have been hard to imagine that the West could have been so weak and unwilling to fight for a way of life we have come to expect and love. But it all started going wrong after those attacks, because we were too reluctant to state the case against Islam, clearly and unequivocally. The politicians have busied themselves making excuses for Islam and have deceived the public in so doing; the business people and bankers have busied themselves making money from the countries awash with petrodollars. And in so doing they have chosen to turn a blind eye to the financing, by Saudi Arabia, of the propagation of Wahhabi Islam in the West.

So what exactly is Tony Blair going to achieve with his lifetime spent interfaithing? Is he merely going to sell the West farther down the river? And in any case, what are his qualifications for doing this job? What does he know about Islam? And where has he learnt that which he does know?

One thing is for certain: People like Tony Blair are not going to learn the true nature of Islam by sitting in five star hotels in Bethlehem, talking to fabulously rich Muslims from oil-rich countries. To learn about the true nature of Islam one has to mix and talk with people at the grassroots level. The rich are generally Western-educated, indulge in alcohol, spend enormous amounts of money in casinos, live in the lap of luxury, and generally do not adhere strictly to their faith. They are also generally well-travelled; so they are not representative of the ordinary man in the Arab street. Ergo, little can be learnt from them when it comes to the faith of Islam.

Isn’t it high time that we all started taking stock? Isn’t it high time that we woke up to the reality which confronts us? Isn’t it high time that we started to put principle before profit?

©Mark Alexander

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Lord, it beggars belief.
most of the population in total ignorance of what is being done with THEIR money.
Sharia finance is patently false, being just a sop to the notions of "interest free money."

Always On Watch said...

This Islamic subversion is everywhere now!

Mark said...

Yes, and our pathetical leaders are aiding and abetting that subversion.

Anonymous said...

Where there is no vision, the people will perish.” Proverbs 29:18
It is the cabal of elites desire to ensure that common westerners, made docile and dumb, by too much censored school textbooks, by too much emphasis on circus-like sports and porno-like entertainment, and cannot bring themselves to think long enough to dwell on their individuality to discover their inner strengths, inner resources to counter the asphyxiating smog of their heinous designs of enslavement. Education does not mean knowing how to read and write. Those are just tools to make an ordinary person take the highway to learning on his own. In this age of the net it affords any person, anywhere, to refuse to accept conditioning where it would mean the loss of independence of judgment and all freedom of action.

Your much lauded western "democracy" that the west, meaning America wish to foist on countries it deems yet to achieve real democracy through its blindness , we see from here is a farce, a mockery. That everyone has the vote as a general guarantee of some sort of "freedom" but it means nothing in itself. People vote because not to vote represents a denial of the principle of right of franchise. The elites sell the idea to the gullible masses that the polling booth is the evidence of democracy for the good of the people but pause a moment and one sees that one is nothing but a pawn. An intelligent man is not the same as an ignoramus, or a senior with a shopgirl, yet this what the polling booth says. We see that the western public is like a woman before emancipation (no insult to any woman reading this - I was brought up to respect the gentler sex ) in matters of voting. How else can one explain that Britons could put Nulabour in power, not for one term, but for more than a decade? Wasn't the first five years of edging the natives out and mass immigration of muslims, making Britain a safe haven for terrorists, allowing jihadists to infiltrate not only MI5, MI6 but also the Home Office clear danger signals? Yet evidence shows the mentality of the masses who seem to like being masochists, to cop out of taking charge of their life.
We have voting out here in the East/Far East. But we scrutinise very carefully whether the candidate can deliver what was promised in his campaign otherwise continual harrassment, bombardment of mails/phone calls is the result. We are but pragmatic. Out here the govt voted into power are our servants appointed by us to be our servants and fulfill our needs. One term, and failure means out. Sure, votes are bought, corruption is rife. But the culture and tradition and religion is a bedrock. A Japanese would commit sepupuku if he failed. A westerner would devise new ingenious ways to continue to fool the masses. To an easterner, loss of face is a tragedy that he carries to the grave. To the westerner, his skin is thickened to crocodile hide toughness to shake it off, to make brave another day .

Why was the populace so laid-back, so passive when the govt you voted in attacked your judeo-christian faith, culture, traditions? Who allowed rascals and ruffians to take your establishment, fool you, rob you through devious means, chain you to the grinding wheel called "employment" indoctrinate you with leftist/liberal moonbat dogma and treat you as nothing more than a cog in the wheel? Almost as if one is nemo-tyrannised. The German people allowed Hitler to dominate their lives . They preferred to lose their sense of importance, of meaningfulness. They failed to see that the politician is lke a uniform, he gives illusions to all below him. Hitler said it well : "How fortunate for leaders when the masses Do Not Think. And its not just politicians, its also evident in the mass admiration of movie stars, rock stars, celebrities, etc. The mindlessness is evident in the popularity of gossip mags, the pin-up cult, the mad desire to imitate the "idol"s mannerisms, style.

Why blame those in power for being "gentle, clever, devious "tryrants when it is you who gave them power to tyrannise you? Polling booth, vote, remember?

To be continued.......

ea

Anonymous said...

ea, "Who allowed rascals and ruffians to take your establishment, fool you, rob you through devious means, chain you to the grinding wheel called "employment" indoctrinate you with leftist/liberal moonbat dogma and treat you as nothing more than a cog in the wheel? "
I wish I knew.
The grinding wheel of stupid self indoctrination with the canticles of abandonment of responsibility to elected fools has worn me to a thin sharp point.
I try talking to people about difficult subjects but I may as well eat moon cheese.
It is not as if we all feel that things are not right, it is that we feel dis-empowered to enable change.
Better the devil you know and all that.

Anonymous said...

[It has been announced that Tony Blair wants to ’devote his life to faith’. By ‘faith’ I suppose we are to understand ‘interfaith dialogue’, so as to try and ensure that we all live together in harmony.]]

The leftist-deranged Blair, having realised the unspeakable disaster he has caused Britain and its people with his naked treachery and treason to both country and Crown, upon his resignation, flew to Rome , knelt before Pope Benedict XVI and swore allegiance to the Pontiff and the New Holy Roman Empire. He needed the Pope's help to be the president of the EU which entitles protection from assassination, a palatial home with servants, a personal jet, so he graduates from arselicking muslims to now arselicking the pope. One cnnot discount he did not have a "cut" from the billion pound BAE deal with Saudi Arabia and where he squelched the corruption investigation. Undercover Mosque showed Blair's government has appeased leading muslim apologists by inviting them to join "commissions" to investigate the 7/7 attacks, and thus awarding them credibility well beyond their deserts. It was also Blair's last contempt , hatred and loath for both country and people when he made hat muslim polygamy be legalised and a policy.
After all, in the leaderless western world, who better to turn to than the Pope who has shown balls where the rest of the west are wallowing in a state of pussification.

Apart from Blair, Bush and Brown also did same. Implication here is very clear. Such moves are designed to destroy the borders of all western nations and to prepare for Total War against the muslim and Eastern Power Blocs in the world. Think out of the box, please. The Vatican is a continuinity for 2000 years. Never underestimate its power. The disintegration of Yugoslavia, the ousting of Prodi and installation of Berlusconni, the rise of finance, military of Germany , the "disappearance " of Britain (absorbed and controlled by EU) when Brown betrayed country and people with the Lisbon Treaty to be subservient to Germany, the Vatican makes no mistake that Europe must rediscover its deadly christian roots. Pope John Paul ii famously encouraged Europeans to “find your roots!” echoed by Benedict. Europeans have accepted the challenge. The Habsburgs were the sword of the Holy Roman Empire throughout the Middle Ages. They did their killing while supporting artists like Bach, Mozart and Schubert. They were very sophisticated as they slaughtered people. Adolf Hitler used to love to attend the opera. He idolized the composer Richard Wagner. He even said that one couldn’t understand the Third Reich without understanding Wagner. That German composer was a sex pervert and an anti-Semite, yet Hitler was intoxicated by him. Mull over that.

Stratfor correctly deduces, China’s historic acquiescence to Rome’s appointment of the new bishop is redolent with political meaning. China simply recognizes that the Vatican has returned to the world scene as a powerful mover and shaker in geopolitics, and it wants that influence on its side of the emerging, post-Anglo-American, new world order. The Vatican moved its hq from Taiwan to China last year. Ponder.

Britain will soon cede to the Vatican. The anglican betrayal is going on smoothly. The queen is said to be taking lessons in Roman Catholicism, a loud whisper from reliable sources.

The interfaith dialogue is therefore nothing more than a whitewash before muslims are annihilated in such fashion that Nazis would seem to be merciful.
Until then, the kabuki play goes on to guile, entrance the masses who are too lazy preferring to surrender their brains over for indoctrinating lies. Gluttons for punishment masochists , the west is.


{{It is interesting to note that there is a maxim used by Muslims which states the following: ‘To convince stubborn unbelievers, there is no argument like the sword.’}}

The muslim cult aka islam has no Father, unlike Christian god.. We all have a Divine soul no matter if we are atheists. , anyone who sincerely craves universal brotherhood, absolute justice and truth is expressing the Divine Spirit. But the evil that Satan's chosen one Mohd is very profoundly Anti - anti life, anti human, anti knowledge, anti progress. Entire life revolves round the desire to murder and rape non muslims, be parasites, plunderers, baby raping/sodomising, and banging head 5 times/day ass up worshipping Satan the Devil. Mohd's last speech to his followers on Mt Arafat: ....."I descended by Allah with the sword in my hand, and my wealth will come from the shadow of my sword. And the one who will disagree with me will be humiliated and persecuted."
No Muslim will declare that all religions are equal. Only the stupid west trumpets that.


[[The jihad which is being waged against the West threatens us all.......]

1400 years later Mohd's demonic adherents continue the satanic path. ! According to Muslim scholar Bassam Tibi, "Muslims are religiously obliged to disseminate the Islamic faith throughout the world.... If non-Muslims submit to conversion or subjugation, this call can be pursued peacefully. If they do not, Muslims are obliged to wage war against them. … Those who resist Islam cause wars and are responsible for them" "We have sent you forth to all mankind" (Q. 34:28). If non-Muslims submit to conversion or subjugation, this call (da’wa) can be pursued peacefully. If they do not, Muslims are obliged to wage war against them. ">>Majid Khadduri of Johns Hopkins University wrote that jihad is "an instrument for both the universalization of (Islamic) religion and the establishment of an imperial world state."

"Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step." -- Sir Winston Churchill - circa 1899


[[[Islam is very different. Islam, as we all know, is ......]]
Islam has a developed doctrine, theology, and legal system that mandates warfare against unbelievers. To say that Islam has been around for 1300 years but that radicalism is somehow new ignores centuries of Islamic expansionism and violence that was justified by the doctrines of jihad. "We are going to win, because they love life and we love death," said Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah. And the world watches in boredoom as Hamas uses babies and heavily pregnant women, old men as suicide bombers.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech: "It is the zenith of honor for a man, a young person, boy or girl, to be prepared to sacrifice his life in order to serve the interests of his nation and his religion. Western politicians sing the lullaby "islam is a religion of peace" hijacked by a radical few. And the sheeple nod their heads.

[[Take our leaders. They are reluctant to face up to the fact that we have a huge problem on our hands with Islam in general....]]

Only China and Russia's leaders, and some from East Europe have read the quran from cover to back. They have learnt from reading books on psychopathology is that when muslims say they are going to kill you, they mean it. They have sufficient Vlad the Impaler as guards. That's why the East/Far East is relatively free from the muslim ebola virus. Imagine Japan, Korea, Vietnam, etc submitting to muslims. The philosophy is: take no prisoners. And Japan is particular loath to have even foreign workers polluting their soil.

The so-called democracies prefer to swallow multiculti fizz and ignore that the multicultural society, rich in diversity BS marketed by their politicians is nothing
but pure racial segregation. And it's like this because the muslim community simply refuses to integrate. And why should they? Their book of terror tells them they are allah's best of men. They are entitled to rape, plunder, murder at will. And western politicians will run to the fore defending "islam is a religion of peace" .
London Bomb "Not Scary Enough" Gordon Brown tells MI5. and scare as "feeble" and "unlikely to frighten the public.

The populace is willing to give credence to their illusion (politicians) that surely must take their interest at heart. They have forgotten that "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people... Be not intimidated, therefore, by any terrors, from publishing with the utmost freedom...nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberty by any pretenses of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice." -- John Adams


Ah, but the majority in the West have atomized their communities and trivialized the most sacred traditions of their culture. Under the banner of "tolerance", they proceed to lead their states (society would be an inaccurate term) towards the absolute destruction of self-confidence and positive belief. They ignored the Arab saying: ‘Let the camel’s nose into the tent and the rest of the camel follows” Britons have enabled extremist Islamism to infect their nation from within. It threatens to do them in. this sickness to flourish has unmistakably been Britain’s own doing. The British have systematically neutralized their own national defenses against this malignant infection, thus inviting it, even nurturing it. Now they have mass murderers, rapists, paedophiles in their midst. Soon no more fun and frolic, no more pubs. No more bacon for fear of polluting the air which the beholden muslim in the midst would breathe.

Will Britons be edged over to the choppy waters of the Channel and teh Atlantic by the muslims they so lovingly nourished? Will they then wake up and believe
the quran that makes it very clear that allah is the owner of infidel lands. This is non-negotiable. Here are a few sample verses:
Allah gradually reduces the land controlled by the unbelievers... 21.44
Allah grabs the land of the unbelievers…28:58
Allah promises believers His sovereignty on earth. He will establish the authority of His chosen religion (Islam)…24:55


[[ The only man who could have changed its nature was the Prophet .......]]

Kindly do not disparage and insult the word "Prophet".
First of all, Mohd. was no prophet, so pls refrain from calling him a prophet. A prophet must prophesy. He did not prophesy.
Sura 17:90-94 of the Quran tells about how, when Mohd was challenged to perform a miracle and prove he was from the true god, he could not perform any and here he actually says himself: “Am I anything but a man,- a messenger? “. -
In Sura 13:7, we find that Mohd did not perform any miracles. The people are saying that even one sign would would be enough to convince them, just one miracle performed by Mohd - and yet he still does none…. All along, the unbelievers asked Mohd to perform a miracle so that they could believe. All they got in response was, - Sura 17:90They say: “We will by no means believe in you until you cause a fountain to gush forth from the earth for us.,” And Mohd would reply:- Sura 17:93 Say: “Am I anything but a man,- a messenger?” So Mohd even disqualified himself as a true man of God, let alone a prophet.
The quran declares that MO was a sinner (9:43;40:55;47:19; 48:2;294:1-3, etc.), but Jesus was sinless (19:17-19).


Economic jihad is Silent Jihad. The big question is while the west deaf, mute blindmen of insatiable greed ram down the throats of the west to accept sharia banking they are silent on the fact that the oil rich states park their money in pork-eating, pork-filled air HK, Singapore. No islamic banking in China nor Russia.
But then, do the non muslims know that according to Islam petrol belongs to the public. There are 3 three types of possessions permitted: individual, public and government. the government can only possess Baitulmal while minerals like gold or petroleum must be divided fairly to the public. Individual and government CANNOT control petroleums.
it is called ma’ul iddu = all belong to the public. Government functions as distributor only.
Not many Muslims know this, hence the monopoly of petroleum money by Muslim regimes throughout the world. Don't take my word. Go do your checking.

Attacks on the West from the inside will not stop so long as liberal apologists continue to produce justifications for fundamentalist muslims who confuse their right to enjoy the liberty of the West with a need to confiscate the rights of everyone else.

"The moment you give up your principles and your values, the moment you laugh at those principles and those values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period."

- Rest In Peace -
Tashbih Sayyed 1941-2007

Chinese proverb can be applied to European (and American) lefty appeasers: "You can't teach a dog to not eat shit"

ea

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:26 AM said:

[[I try talking to people about difficult subjects but I may as well eat moon cheese.
It is not as if we all feel that things are not right, it is that we feel dis-empowered to enable change.]]

Not to worry. there's the man-made famine currently world-wide that will hit the vitals of every human being. When hunger gnaws painfully and mercilessly, the dormant instinct for survival emerges and its beast vs beast when the law of the jungle takes over.
Remember the "let them eat cake?"
Just be prepared. Change will then come.
ea